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Our Clients


Since 1989 we have made significant contributions to the security of our clients and the environment in which they work. Major organisations in banking, insurance, fashion, retail, publishing, manufacturing, construction, law and government all trust our skills and results.

Our personal service and commitment to excellence is reflected in our relationship with clients such as UKAR (Bradford & Bingley), who have used our services for over 20 years.

Success Stories

Large scale infrastructure: We conducted an annual test of a global organisation’s external infrastructure. We were provided with a large number of IP address ranges distributed across the world. We were tasked with determining which targets should be considered for testing and then running non-invasive penetration testing against hundreds of identified targets. Our reports were tailored to provide results analysed by geographical location, line of business and criticality, greatly simplifying the client’s mitigation strategy.


Flagship e-commerce application: We were engaged to test every aspect of a new global e-commerce application. We conducted testing within UAT and PROD environments, during which we discovered a number of critical and high risk vulnerabilities. We examined the application, internal infrastructure, system servers and provided ad-hoc advice. We worked closely with the client and provided valuable assistance in the original scoping exercise, identified threats and countermeasures and provided informal skills transfer throughout.

Our clients speak for themselves

Our clients come from many different sectors and industries, but all have something in common: a desire for the very best information security.

We are proud to list some of the organisations with whom we have long-term business relationships:

  • Amlin Insurance
  • Crest Nicholson
  • Glencore Xstrata
  • Kingfisher PLC
  • Lloyds of London
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • National Gallery
  • National Museum of Science and Industry
  • Natural History Museum
  • NHBC
  • Nominet
  • Permira
  • Skipton Building Society
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp
  • Thales
  • UKAR (Bradford & Bingley)
  • University College London Hospital
  • Universal Music
  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
  • Yara International

LGC Group

I engaged First Base Technologies to carry out red team penetration attacks, targeting a range of premises within the UK. The team conducted themselves in a very professional manner throughout and care was taken to match the requirements of our business with the services. The work was carried out in an efficient and timely manner, and the final report and other supporting material was produced as agreed. Following the completion of the exercise I was provided with the opportunity to speak directly to those involved in the work, and was given a full face to face debrief.

Head of Risk Management & Security

Computershare Mortgage Services Ltd

From first phoning up to discuss this test, the support we received from First Base was fantastic. You have an outstanding team of people, from front office to back office, everyone I speak to is very helpful.

Senior Information Security Consultant

CISO and Author

One of the corner stone information security professionals in the UK. High integrity, highly skilled – still prepared to work at the coal face, which is so very important in these days when so many of the industry leaders have never written a policy or configured a firewall – all round good bloke.

Security Expert

Security, HM Government

Peter is a professional through and through. The breadth and depth of his expertise is vast and his ability to communicate with someone of any level is impressive. He is a man of great integrity and I respect him greatly.

Assistant Director

Partnership Assurance

Firstly, I would like to offer my thanks not only for the speed at which the recent spate of tests have been carried out, but furthermore the professionalism and obvious adherence to process you have demonstrated throughout. You have clearly demonstrated that as an organisation First Base is able to add value to the security topic in several ways. I felt that the teleconference held between Partnership, First Base and our technology partner was an invaluable exercise in establishing root causes and subsequent follow up actions.

Head of IT

Gowling WLG (UK) Ltd

It was great to get frequent feedback on the progress from your team. The report is great, going into sufficient detail around the methods and vulnerabilities to the extent where no further technical contact was necessary.

CTO / Senior Network Specialist

Crest Nicholson

I first came across Peter Wood and First Base Technologies in 1998. I have sought them out in the two companies I have worked for since, and have recommended them on many occasions. A high level of professionalism has been displayed in every piece of work they have undertaken for me – their pragmatic approach is refreshing and their genuine enthusiasm for the work they do shines through on every assignment.

Group IT Director

Yara International

In the course of a business case preparation, I asked First Base to scan one of my most sensitive environments. The team worked with adequate caution, finding critical vulnerabilities nevertheless. Jointly we evaluated their findings, developed a story arc on how to present them in business management language. First Base turned the findings into a concise, BBC-quality video. The business case presentation worked like a charm. Beside the professionalism, it is great fun to work with their team. I can strongly recommend to go for First Base!

Information Security Manager